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Grant extends Edinburgh contract

Back-row forward Roddy Grant has extended his contract with Edinburgh for two years beyond this summer.

The 26-year-old, who has made 87 appearances for the club since making his debut in 2009, has also vowed to restore the club's fortunes amid a poor campaign. Edinburgh lost all six Heineken Cup games and are struggling in the RaboDirect PRO12.

"This season has been difficult and disappointing from a performance perspective, but there's a real sense of urgency among the players and the club to finish this season strong and start the process of getting back to where we believe we can be," said Grant.

"Edinburgh Rugby is my club and I do everything I can, on and off the pitch, to help drive things on, and am excited about what we can achieve in the next two seasons.

"There are some great young players coming through the ranks and bursting onto the international scene. There's huge potential.

"I'm still looking to improve my own game and feel that Edinburgh is a great place to do that alongside some great players in a good environment, and in the shop window for Scotland selection, which is obviously a huge goal of mine.

"But first, as a team and a club, we need to rectify an unacceptable season.

"It's a real challenge and great source of motivation, it's something I care a lot about and am delighted to be part of it for another two years."


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